In 2017 Luke Chapman suffered an out of hospital cardiac arrest whilst at a family event at Yarmouth Greyhound stadium. Luke’s son called 999 whilst his sister-in-law Rebecca, an NHS physiotherapist, started CPR. She was supported by Richard Greenwood (an Advanced Specialist Radiographer) who was at the venue and began Chest compressions. Although both trained and working for the NHS, neither had ever performed CPR before. With Luke’s life hanging in the balance, they worked while waiting for the paramedics.
The East England Ambulance paramedic Harriet Sutherland and University of East Anglia (UEA) student paramedic Sophie Murgatroyd arrived to treat him. The East Anglian Air Ambulance was also dispatched. Luke was shocked three times by a defibrillator and, incredibly, was then sitting up soon after the third shock. He had been clinically dead for 10 minutes.
After his recovery, Luke developed the program Keeping Hearts Beating in partnership with the cpr and AED charity heart2heart . Forced to surrender his internationally successful career because of related health issues, Luke continues to promote the importance of AED’s in the community championing the proliferation of AED’s and Defibrillators.
Harper Office are proud sponsors of Keeping Hearts Beating and continue to support Luke and his endeavours in raising awareness. You can view and buy AED devices through our webstore.
You can read more about Luke’s program here and the positive impact he is having in raising awareness. You can also become involved in the charity goal to promote the placement of defibs and ultimately keep more hearts beating.
Luke with paramedics